October Birthdays at the Senior Nutrition Center

by Patria Baradi Pacis

Happy Birthday to former volunteer Ann Petersen, the only October celebrant. Wishing you many, many more.

It was great to have the Halloween parade back on Main Street to see children and pets in their cute, little, costumes.  On Saturday, November 13,  Montauk experienced strong winds and rain with tornado warnings going off on our cell phones.  According to the National Weather Service, tornadoes categorized as EF-0 with winds from 65 mph up to 85 mph hit five Long Island cities and EF-1 with winds from 86 mph up to 110 mph struck Shirley and Manorville.  Thankfully, the hamlet was spared with just minor damages such as toppled telephone polls ,trees, minor floods and lost of electricity.

At the present time,  Executive Director Therese Jarmain is still cooking gourmet meals until a permanent cook is hired, most likely this month. Entrees such as Chicken Cordon Bleu, Pot Roast, Pork Loin and Stuffed Peppers, taste just a good as the most expensive restaurant in town. What makes it taste even better, is the low price of $3.00 which includes freshly made salad or soup, warm rolls and desserts to-die-for,  such as lemon squares and fresh pineapples. There was a lot to be thankful for during Thanksgiving lunch held on Tuesday, November 23rd. Hopefully, many were able to spend time with their loved ones at home or were able to see each other virtually.

Good news! Starting at 1:00p.m., Mahjong is now available on Wednesdays and Bingo on Thursdays, with lots of prizes for the winners. One can purchase two cards for $1.50  or if you want to better your chances,  you can purchase two or four more cards.  Chair Yoga is scheduled on Mondays and Fridays at 10:45 by Ms. Tsuyumi and Meditation, Tai Chi and Balance on Tuesdays at 1:00p.m. by Nurse Margaret.  Until further notice, transportation is provided on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. Mask are still required.

If you are 60 and over and you want to join this energetic young at heart or just come for a friendly conversation from Monday through Friday,  kindly call and reserve at least 24 hours in advance at 631 668 1023 or e-mail Ms. Jarmain mtksenctr@gmail.com. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!